New on Netflix January: Prepare for A Series of Unfortunate Events

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After a pretty decent year of Netflix Original Series and other movies and shows, it’s time to take a look at what the streaming service has in store for 2017. Just a reminder that shows coming to the U.S. only will be marked with (US), and likewise for shows coming to Canada (CA) only. If a show or movie isn’t marked with either US or CA, it will be coming to both services. Netflix has been kind enough to indicate which shows are available to view offline as well, which we’ve indicated by marking them with  after the title.

Before we get started, check out the Netflix January sizzle reel for the U.S.:

…and Canada.

Without further ado, let’s check out what’s coming to Netflix U.S. and Netflix Canada in January — and don’t forget to check out what you may have missed in December.

Netflix Original Series

January 1st

Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments (Season 2) (CA)

Despite a stunning betrayal, Clary and the Shadowhunters go to war against Valentine’s new army to determine the ultimate fate of the Shadow World (new episodes weekly). Shadownhunters: The Mortal Instruments stars Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, and Alberto Rosende.

January 6th

One Day at a Time (Season 1) 

A reimagining of the Norman Lear classic, centering on a Cuban-American family. Our heroine is a recently separated, former military mom (Justina Machado) navigating a new single life while raising her radical teenaged daughter and socially adept tween son, with the “help” of her old school Cuban-born mom (Rita Moreno) and a friends-without-benefits building manager named Schneider. The 13-episode first season of One Day at a Time is produced by Act III Productions, Inc., Snowpants Productions, and Small Fish Studios in association with Sony Pictures Television. Norman Lear, Mike Royce, Gloria Calderón Kellett and Michael Garcia are executive producers.

Degrassi: Next Class (Season 3) (US) 

This season will follow a group of high school juniors and seniors from Degrassi Community School, a fictional school in Toronto, Ontario, and depicts some of the typical issues and challenges common to a teenager’s life. This season will pick up a couple of months after the season two finale and begin a new school year. It will tell the stories of a new generation navigating high school drama with groundbreaking stories such as cyber bullying, abortion, depression, mental illness, dysfunctional families, sexuality, online harassment, feminism, racism, racial discrimination, life-threatening diseases, and drug use. It also continued to target the new post-millennial teen cohort known as Generation Z (synopsis from Wikipedia).

January 13th

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (Season 1) 

Based on the internationally best-selling series of books by Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler) and starring Emmy and Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events recounts the tragic tale of the Baudelaire orphans — Violet, Klaus, and Sunny — whose evil guardian Count Olaf will stop at nothing to get his hands on their inheritance. The siblings must outsmart Olaf at every turn, foiling his many devious plans and disguises, in order to discover clues to their parents’ mysterious death. The eight-episode series is a Netflix original production, executive produced by Emmy Award winner Barry Sonnenfeld and Daniel Handler, and also stars Patrick Warburton (Lemony Snicket), Joan Cusack (Justice Strauss), Malina Weissman (Violet Baudelaire) and Louis Hynes (Klaus Baudelaire).

Historia de un clan (Season 1)

Historia de un Clan is an Argentine TV series made in 2015 by Telefe, starring Alejandro Awada. It is based on the 1980s exploits of the Puccio family who kidnapped and murdered people in Argentina during the 1980s (synopsis from Wikipedia).

The Investigator: A British Crime Story 

In June 1985 Carole Packman, a wife and mother mysteriously disappeared and has never been seen since. Her husband Russell Causley is now serving a life sentence for her murder, yet no body has ever been found. Throughout the case he pleaded his innocence and refused to talk. Mark Williams-Thomas re-investigates the disappearance of Carole Packman. With the help of neighbours and friends, he retraces Carole’s last known steps (synopsis from IMDB).

January 20th

Frontier (Season 1) (US) 

Frontier is a Canadian-American historical drama television series co-created by Brad Peyton, Rob Blackie, and Peter Blackie, chronicling the North American fur trade of the 1700s (synopsis from Wikipedia).

January 24th

Terrace House: Aloha State (Season 1: Part 1)

The camera follows six strangers, including a model, a furniture maker and a “ukulele artist,” who live together under one roof in beautiful Hawaii. Cast includes Reina Triendl, Ryota Yamasato, and Yoshimi Tokui.

January 27th

Riverdale (Season 1) (CA) 

Archie’s got an edge. Veronica’s hiding her past. Riverdale is a little darker and a lot more interesting than it was in the days of Archie Comics (new episodes weekly). Starring Marisol Nichols, K.J. Apa, and Cole Sprouse.

Netflix Original Films

January 6th

Coin Heist 

When a crisis threatens to destroy their high school, four teens hatch a daring plan to raise $10 million. Step one? Breaking into the U.S. Mint. Cast includes Alexis G. Zall, Alex Saxon, and Sasha Pieterse.

January 13th


In this thriller starring Vinessa Shaw, William Atherton, and Wilmer Calderon, a psychiatrist tries to put her life back together after a violent attack but finds she can’t escape her past.

January 20th

Take the 10

Two buddies working dead-end cashier jobs endure a mind-blowing series of events on their quest to get to the hip-hop show of their lives. Take the 10 stars Chester Tam, Josh Peck, and Carlos Alazraqui.

January 27th


When shards of a cell phone get lodged in a teenager’s brain, he discovers he can control electronic devices and uses his newfound power for revenge.

Netflix Original Comedy Specials

January 3rd

Jen Kirkman: Just Keep Livin’?

Incisive comic Jen Kirkman gets real about women’s bodies, the value of alone time and an Italian private tour guide who may have been a ghost.

January 10th

Jim Gaffigan: Cinco

Though he’s mostly concerned about what he’ll eat after the show, Jim Gaffigan finds time to joke about kids, phones, trucks and, of course, food.

January 17th

Neal Brennan: 3 Mics

January 24th

Cristela Alonza: Lower Classy

Gad Gone Wild

Netflix Original Series For Kids

January 6th

Tarzan and Jane (Season 1)

From 41 Entertainment, Executive Producer Avi Arad (Arad Animation) and animation from ARC Productions comes a new Netflix original kids series based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ collection of stories about his iconic characters, Tarzan and Jane. In this modern day remake, 16 year old Tarzan is returned from the African jungle to a London boarding school where he is a “fish-out-of-water” and challenges conformity. As the title suggests, Jane is central to the story, alongside Tarzan, as his ultimate partner in solving environmental injustice, crimes, and mysteries.

January 10th

We’re Lalaloopsy (Season 1)

The Lalaloopsy gang and their adorable pets know every day is a perfect day to celebrate the magic of friendship, creativity and collaboration.

January 20th

Voltron: Legendary Defender (Season 2)

In an all-new series, five unlikely heroes and their flying robot lions unite to form the mega powerful Voltron and defend the universe from evil.

January 27th

Home: Defenders With Tip & Oh (Season 2)

Tip and Oh – best friends from two very different worlds –are back. In season 2, watch the besties prove their friendship is inseparable as they stumble onto hilarious and silly adventures together and meet new eccentric characters along the way.

Kazoops! (Season 2) 

Music meets imagination in this inventive animated series about thinking outside the box and having fun.

New TV Series/Seasons

January sees the following TV series and seasons being added to the Netflix roster:

January 1

  • Futurama (Seasons 7-10) (CA)
  • Hellevator (Season 2) (CA)
  • Real Detective (Season 1) (US) 
  • Shameless (UK) (Seasons 4-6) (CA) 
  • Switched at Birth (Season 4)
  • Top Gear (Series 22)

January 3

  • It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia (Season 11) (US)
  • Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments (Season 2 – new episodes weekly)  NETFLIX ORIGINAL (CA)

January 5

  • Lee Daniel’s STAR (new episodes weekly) (CA)
  • Some Assembly Required (Season 2) (CA) 

January 6

  • Degrassi: Next Class (Season 3)  NETFLIX ORIGINAL (US)
  • Mar de Plastico (Season 1) (US)
  • One Day at a Time (Season 1)  NETFLIX ORIGINAL ⇓
  • Tarzan and Jane (Season 1)  NETFLIX ORIGINAL ⇓

January 10

  • Best Friends Whenever (Season 2) (US)
  • We’re Lalaloopsy (Season 1)  NETFLIX ORIGINAL ⇓

January 13

  • Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (Season 1)  NETFLIX ORIGINAL ⇓
  • Historia de un clan (Season 1)  NETFLIX ORIGINAL ⇓
  • The Investigator: A British Crime Story (Season 1)  NETFLIX ORIGINAL ⇓

January 14

  • Colony (Season 1) (CA) 

January 15

  • Señora Acero (Season 3) (US) 
  • Wartime Portraits (Season 1) (US)

January 20

  • Frontier (Season 1)  NETFLIX ORIGINAL (US) 
  • Scandal (Season 6 – new episodes weekly) (CA)
  • Voltron: Legendary Defender (Season 2)  NETFLIX ORIGINAL ⇓

January 21

  • Bates Motel (Season 4) (US) 
  • Grami’s Circus Show (Season 2)

January 24

  • Terrace House: Aloha State (Season 1: Part 1)  NETFLIX ORIGINAL ⇓

January 27

  • Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh (Season 2)  NETFLIX ORIGINAL ⇓
  • Kazoops! (Season 2)  NETFLIX ORIGINAL ⇓
  • Riverdale (Season 1)  NETFLIX ORIGINAL (CA)
  • Shadows of Truth (Season 1) 
  • Suits (Season 5) 

January 28

  • Ripper Street (Season 4) (US)

New Movies

The following movies are coming to Netflix this month:

January 1

  • After Innocence (US) 
  • American Sniper (CA)
  • American Women (CA)
  • Around the World in 80 Days (US)
  • Bee Movie (US) 
  • Boogie Nights (US)
  • Braveheart (US)
  • Caddyshack (US)
  • Collateral Damage (US)
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still (CA)
  • Dreamcatcher (US)
  • El Dorado (US)
  • E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (US) 
  • HALO Legends 
  • Horns (CA) 
  • Hugo (US)
  • Justice League: Gods & Monsters (CA)
  • Justin Beiber: Never Say Never (US)
  • License to Drive (US)
  • Nancy Drew (US)
  • Nine to Five (CA)
  • Ocean’s Twelve (US)
  • The Parent Trap (US)
  • The Perfect Physique (US) 
  • Power Rangers Super Megaforce: The Legendary Battle (Extended) (CA) 
  • The Rat Race (US) 
  • Rosewater (CA) 
  • The Shining (US)
  • Superman: The Movie (US)
  • Superman II (US)
  • Superman III (US)
  • Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (US)
  • Superman Returns (US)
  • To Be A Miss (US) 
  • Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest (CA)
  • Trudell (US) 
  • V for Vendetta (US) 
  • Vanilla Sky (US) 

January 3

  • Jen Kirkman: Just Keep Livin’?   NETFLIX ORIGINAL ⇓

January 4

  • LEGO: Justice League vs the League of Doom (CA)

January 5

  • Jupiter Ascending (CA)

January 6

  • Coin Heist  NETFLIX ORIGINAL ⇓
  • Growing Up Coy 
  • Marauders (CA) 

January 7

  • Alpha and Omega 7 (US) 
  • Big Hero 6 (CA)
  • Miss Sharon Jones!
  • Under the Shadow (US) 

January 9

  • Best and Most Beautiful Things 
  • Ratchet and Clank (US) 

January 10

  • As I Open My Eyes (US)
  • Focus (CA)
  • Happily Married (US) 
  • Jim Gaffigan: Cinco  NETFLIX ORIGINAL ⇓

January 11

  • Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass
  • The Innocents (CA) 

January 12

  • Private Parts (CA)

January 13

  • Aquarius 
  • Blue Streak (CA) 
  • Casablancas: The Man Who Loved Women 
  • It Follows (US) 

January 14

  • Camp X-Ray (US) 
  • Cardboard Boxer (US) 
  • Estar O No Estar (US)

January 15

  • A Beautiful Now (US)
  • Hostage to the Devil (US) 
  • Twisted Trunk, Big Fat Body (US) 

January 16

  • Flash of Genius (US) 
  • Hallowed (US) 
  • Rezort (US) 

January 17

  • Fatima (US)
  • Neal Brennan: 3 Mics  NETFLIX ORIGINAL ⇓
  • Roger Corman’s Death Race 2015 (US) 

January 19

  • American Beauty (CA)
  • Good Kids (US) 

January 20

  • Papa (US) 
  • Take the 10 NETFLIX ORIGINAL

January 24

  • Cristela Alonzo: Lower Classy  NETFLIX ORIGINAL ⇓
  • Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil (US)
  • Kill Command ⇓

January 25

  • Era el cielo (US)
  • Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger (CA)
  • Scooby-Doo Meets KISS (CA)

January 26

  • The Manchurian Candidate (CA)

January 27

  • The Karate Kid (CA)
  • Shadows of Truth (US) 
  • Sharnado: The 4th Awakens (US) 

January 30

  • Antibirth (US) 
  • Swing State (US) 

January 31

  • A Bigger Splash (CA) 
  • Bill Burr Stand-Up Special  NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Last Chance to Watch on Netflix U.S.

The following movies & shows are leaving Netflix U.S. in January:

January 1

  • 30 for 30: Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks
  • 30 for 30: No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson
  • 30 for 30: The Day the Series Stopped
  • 30 for 30: Jordan Rides the Bus
  • 30 for 30: Without Bias
  • 30 for 30: Once Brothers
  • 30 for 30: Bernie and Ernie
  • 30 for 30: Requiem for the Big East
  • 30 for 30: The Price of Gold
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman
  • Angry Birds Toons (Season 1)
  • Bewitched
  • Blade 2
  • Bring It On
  • Bring It On: All or Nothing
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • Coming to America
  • Columbo (Seasons 1-7)
  • Crash
  • Cupcake Wars Collection (Collection 2)
  • Chopped Collection (Collection 2)
  • Dazed and Confused
  • Final Destination 3
  • Flip or Flop (Season 1)
  • Fixer Upper (Seasons 1 & 2)
  • Ghost Town
  • Hairspray
  • House Hunters Collection (Collection 3)
  • House Hunters International Collection (Collection 3)
  • House Hunters Renovation Collection (Collection 1)
  • Jake and the Never Land Pirates (Seasons 1-3)
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Thirteenth Year
  • Little Black Book
  • Little Man
  • Maid in Manhattan
  • Miracle on 34th Street
  • Murder, She Wrote (Seasons 1-12)
  • Nanny McPhee
  • Property Brothers (Seasons 4 & 5)
  • Saved by the Bell (Seasons 1-6)
  • South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut
  • Stardust
  • Superstar
  • The Italian Job
  • The Painted Veil
  • Sixteen Candles
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
  • The Fast and the Furious
  • The Uninvited
  • The Amityville Horror
  • The Wicker Man
  • Vanity Fair
  • You Live in What? (Season 3)
  • Zoom: Academy for Superheroes

January 6

  • The Girl Who Played With Fire
  • The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest

January 29

  • Stephen King’s A Good Marriage

Last Chance to Watch on Netflix Canada

The following movies & shows are leaving Netflix Canada in January:

January 1

  • Curious George (Seasons 1-9)
  • Dexter (Seasons 1-8)
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
  • Friday Night Lights (Season 1-5)
  • The Social Network
  • Texas Chainsaw
  • The Usual Suspects

January 4

  • Zero Dark Thirty

January 29

  • Superbad

And there you have what’s new and what’s leaving Netflix in January. Let us know what you’re looking forward to watching next month in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.


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